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New Super Mario Bros U feels like the best bits from previous Mario games - Nintendo

Mario developers discuss their Wii U launch game in new video

New Super Mario Bros U planner Daiki Iwamoto believes the plumber's latest platformer compiles all the best bits from previous Mario games.

Speaking with his fellow developers in this fascinating New Super Mario Bros U video, Iwamoto said: "It feels like we've taken all the best bits from the previous Mario games."

Nintendo also discussed the inspiration for the World Map in the game. "In New Super Mario Bros U we decided to have the whole world map connect together. In the first Super Mario games you would just go from one course to the next but in Super Mario Bros 3 each of the worlds was on a map. By being part of the map, each of the courses meant something. It was really something else.

"In Super Mario World on the SNES, it felt like everything you were doing was in a single world. It felt like you were now part of an actual story. It was a fantastic feeling I wanted to give users the same feeling that I had and so I pushed quite hard for a connected world map in New Super Mario Bros U."

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  1. IPecksU Friday 14th Dec 2012 at 18:10

    I was skeptical at first but those new modes are looking pretty awesome.

  2. Beenie Saturday 15th Dec 2012 at 00:31

    I Absolutley loves Mario Bros U. Nearly each level and world
    had something in it to give you a blast from the past and even a little something new.
    This classic side scrolling mario at its best . Everything to do with the game is perfectly stunning.:)

  3. Mr Roboto Saturday 15th Dec 2012 at 15:24

    Nice little video that.

  4. MartinIsAwesome Monday 17th Dec 2012 at 13:42

    That was brilliant. I originally saw it at the end of a previous Japanese Nintendo Direct, but I enjoyed it even more now that there are subtitles. This is still my most anticipated game for when I get my own Wii U.

  5. mrmariomaster Monday 17th Dec 2012 at 16:41

    that video was amazing!

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